- Our very own, Quebec-born Super Bowl Champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is finally coming home — and he's throwing a party.
- That's right, this weekend at Parc Jean Drapeau you can party with Dr. LDT, Mayor Valérie Plante and other special guests.
- Best of all? It's free! Details below.
It is likely not news to you that Quebec's very own Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, McGill med school grad and the first active NFL player to become an M.D., is now able to call himself a Super Bowl Champion. The Kansas City Chiefs bested the San Fransisco 49ers last weekend at Super Bowl LIV, making Laurent Duvernay-Tardif the first-ever Quebec-born Super Bowl Champion in history. You may have also heard that his family's pizza shop in Little Italy created a pizza in his honour to celebrate the big day. But I bet you didn't know that you can actually party with the Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif right here in Montreal this weekend... for free!
Yes, it's true. A representative from the City of Montreal reached out to MTL Blog today to let us know that a party would be going down this weekend at Parc Jean Drapeau.
Entrance is free and the party will take place at the new Espace 67 where the Fête des Neiges is currently set up.
In addition to the man himself, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, you'll also get to fêter with Montreal mayor Valérie Plante and the whole event will be hosted by Kevin Raphaël, creator of the Le Kevin Raphaël Show, a French late-night sports and comedy show.
Ce dimanche 9 février, Montréal célébre en grand celui qui a fait notre fierté au #SuperBowLIV 🏈🎉 On vous attend à… https://t.co/lvS4xx7DJm— Valérie Plante (@Valérie Plante) 1581082268.0
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and because it's free, it is probably safe to assume you'll want to get there early.
Mayor Plante might very well be Duvernay-Tardif's biggest fan (after his mom, I guess) and shared these adorable pictures of the two of them on the day of the Super Bowl.
The caption reads, "Tonight, Montreal and Quebec will shine at the NFL Super Bowl thanks to this extraordinary being, who is so inspiring for all of us. Tonight, we're behind you, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif! Go, Chiefs 🏈🙌."
Montreal Super Bowl Celebration
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS! #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/ZtFVSbLQ0j— Laurent D. Tardif (@Laurent D. Tardif) 1580741453.0
When: 2 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2020
Where: Espace 67 (Fête des Neiges site), Parc Jean-Drapeau
Cost: Free all day!